On February 3rd, 1809 the Illinois Territory is created. It will go on to be the 21st state to join the United States, located in the former Northwest Territory. Its name was given by the state's French explorers after the indigenous Illiniwek people, a consortium of Algonquin tribes that thrived in the area. The word Illiniwek means simply "the people."
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A thought for the day: The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. -- Mark Twain
On this date in history:
In 1848, bloomers, a radical departure in women's clothing, were introduced to the first women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y. They were named after Amelia Jenks Bloomer.
Those born on this date include:
- American firearms inventor Samuel Colt in 1814
- French painter Edgar Degas in 1834
- Dr. Charles H. Mayo, co-founder of the Mayo Clinic, in 1865
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Today is Thursday, July 19, the 200th day of 2018 with 165 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Venus.
On July 19th, 1870, France declared war on Prussia.
A thought for the day: Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him. -- Booker T. Washington